Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Me (Currently) - New Challenge at Challenge YOUrself!

Good morning!!  We have an all new challenge for you this month over at Challenge YOUrself!  And a fabulous prize for one lucky winner...all you have to do is create and link up!  CLICK HERE to see what the rest of the talented design team has created!

Here's the challenge:

Challenge Yourself #5:  Something Trendy!
Put those scrapbooking trends to work on your page!  Use a minimum of THREE trendy things on your layout.  List your items.  Don't forget to include a photo of YOU in your layout.

Be brave and get the courage to try something new!
Have fun with this challenge.

And for this month's prize, we have a fabulous 12x12 Hey Kid by Pink Paislee Kre8v Kit!

Here is my layout.  I'm giggling because this WAS me...a couple of week's ago.  Since then, I've chopped all my hair off...so it's not exactly ME, currently.  Anyway, I had fun thinking about all of the trendy things I have seen in papercrafting this past year and for my page, I chose my good old Heidi Swapp mists in Blush, Chartreuse and Teal, washi tape, flair buttons, wooden elements, thread, and a feather, just for good measure. ;-)

I always find myself pulling out word and phrase stamps that come in my Citrus Twist Kits each month...they're so perfect for layering up around photos or, in this case, for becoming an element all on their own.  The "Simple Things" flair button is Recollections, as are the wooden frames (I cut the ones on the left and right side of the page in half).

Another staple in my stash are the cheap and useful Recollections white 4x4 frames.  They're about $2 for a pack of 6 at Michael's and I use them All.The.Time.

The little feather is leftover from an older Studio Calico ephemera pack I had, and the letters are Recollections as well. (Michael's is stepping up its scrappy game, eh?) ;-)

And finally here's a side view to show some of the dimension.

I hope you will come play along with us!  Remember, you have a full month to put your layout together and link it on the blog.  See you soon!




  1. hoping to play along - great challenge - fun challenge - & just as well you got the Hair Documented!!! LOOOVe those long 'wood plank' strips behind your photo...I know they're not wood planks, but they have that 'feeling' to me....yeah, I know, slightly weird that i am.....:):)

  2. Really love this design and all the frames and of course the strips just complete this beautiful layout!

  3. I love your layout, Shawna! It is so creative and fun! You really ROCKED this challenge!!!

  4. Wow! Great dimension! Love your design. I'm a sucker for wood veneer and I like how you used it. Awesome choice of trendy items.

  5. I keep forgetting where I have put all the challenges that I want to do :P This one sounds cool so will try and play along again. Love this layout of yours. The colours are so pretty, stunning pic of you and I love the colours. Papers are just lovely. My kind of layout this one.

  6. Shawna you look so pretty on the picture, the colors are perfect and the wood veeners so sweet